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Before She Dies (Slaughter Creek Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rita Herron
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for Rita Herron's romantic suspense novels:
IN A HEARTBEAT, an edgy suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Romance Junkies, Billie Jo Case
Herron pens a fast-paced romantic thriller that captivates readers from the first page -- LAST KISS GOODBYE, RT, 4 1/2 stars, Autumn Harrison
When Herron wields a pen, you better be prepared to have your world rocked!
CataRomance Reviews, BJ Deese
She thought this small town nestled in the Tennessee mountains was the perfect place to raise a family...until she found out what was happening to the children in Slaughter Creek...

Herron's pulse-quickening pace in Her Stolen Son escalates from the first page to an explosive climax! 4 1/2 stars, RT, Pat Cooper
A BREATH AWAY is a tense and twisting ride right out of the starting gate.
Romance Junkies, Brooke Willis
A BREATH AWAY, a psychologically frightening novel, complex plot, compelling. RT, Marilyn Weigel
Rita Herron is a mater of romantic suspense -- INSATIABLE DESIRE, Kwips and Kritiques @Kelley Hartsell 
If you like Melinda Leigh, Allison Brennan, & Karen Rose, you'll love Rita Herron's romantic suspense novels!
Look for the sequel to Before She Dies - DYING TO TELL -- on sale now! Book two HER DYING BREATH is also available for pre-order!

Product Details

  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Beachside Reads; 1 edition (October 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless December 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I decided to listen to Dying to Tell (Slaughter Creek) and saw this prequel and wanted to read it first. While I saw it was only 42 pages, I assumed it was at least a short story with some kind of satisfactory conclusion. In fact, it's just backstory to Sadie and Amelia's family. It tells you about their parents and grandparents and hints at the possible cause for Amelia's condition. While it does end, it does not have an ending. If you're getting ready to read Dying to Tell, you can skip Before She Dies. I'd feel better about having spent the time to read this if the author had offered it up on her website for free instead of charging for it on Amazon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Prequel, but Should Read AFTER "Dying to Tell" March 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this little prequel to "Dying to Tell" -- it filled in some pieces of Sadie and Amelia's backstory that were mentioned in "Dying to Tell" but not elaborated on. You get to meet their parents, for example, who are dead twenty-five years when "Dying to Tell" starts, and hear their point of view about things. That was nice. I enjoyed their characters and how we get to see first hand the events that lead to their deaths.

I would, however, strongly recommend that you read this AFTER you read "Dying to Tell," which is what I did. I know it's a prequel and meant to come first, but really it's a "filling in the history" story, and I think if you read it first, you deny yourself the fun of discovering certain secrets along with Sadie in "Dying to Tell."

It's sort of like how in the V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic series, the evil grandmother's story didn't come until Book 4. If you'd known her full backstory before you'd read Book 1, you wouldn't have had the same reaction to Book 1 because you knew too much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Before She Dies December 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me get this straight. I have to wait til December to get the book which this book is a prequel to?? Am I reading this right?? Another thing for people complaining, "it's just a prequel", if you read under the title, that's what it says. Another hint, looks how many pages it is. I always look at that. Another thing I do not understand is, today's 12/25/12. Is the book coming out the end of the month, or when? Thank you......BB
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for Slaughter Creek October 26, 2012
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Very suspenseful read from one of my favorite authors. Kept my attention from the first page to the last and I didn't see the ending coming. Can't wait for Slaughter Creek.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too short . great beginning April 5, 2013
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I was so disappointed that it was only 42 pages . I wanted to tear up my kindle I was mad.I will read more carefully before I ordr the next time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring March 21, 2013
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This book was extremely boring and short. The storyline was good but it felt like it was thrown together. No real thought.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat prequel! October 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Rita Herron is one of those rare authors who can write in a variety of genres--mystery, suspense, comedy--with equal skill. This prequel sets the stage for her upcoming Slaughter Creek suspense series and it really starts things off with a bang! A young couple expecting twins moves to a small town, thinking it will be the perfect place to raise a family. They are proven wrong in a dark, emotional, chilling tale that has left me VERY impatient for the first book in the series which comes out in December.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Prequel August 9, 2013
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This is a prequel it only contains 5 chapters. With that being said, this is a great introduction to The Slaughter Creek books. I couldn't put it down and definitely look forward to reading The Slaughter Creek Series.
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More About the Author

Multi-award winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight. But she didn't think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn't have to get a real job.
She is the author of over sixty books, writes sexy romantic comedies and steamy romantic suspense stories set in the South. For more on her titles and other releases, visit her at

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